Making Connections Programs

H.O.M.E. Sessions


H.O.M.E Sessions (Helping Our Men Excel) are held twice  a month on Mondays for men and boys of color to share in conversation over a meal. Each session focuses on a different predetermined topic which is guided by a staff member or community partner.

The Soapbox Collective


Held in the neighborhood of St. Roch every second Saturday of the month. This is an open mic series which allows for attendees to speak, rap, sing, or share out in their desired format to raise awareness around mental health. 

The "PhotoVoice" Project


  The "PhotoVoice" project was a partnership between MCNOLA and CresentCare, this project taught St. Roch youth the fundamentals of photography. After lessons in photography participants were able to capture the neighborhood from their perspective with cameras provided by CrescentCare. displayed in CrescentCare's lobby. 

St. Roch Film Academy


The St. Roch Film Academy is an 8 week bootcamp for young filmmakers. Saturday mornings beginningSeptember 28, 2019 between 10am-2pm, a group of no more than 10 aspiring filmmakers will meet with SRFA administrator Gian Smith for instruction and production of 3 collective film projects, which will be shown at the Black Film Festival of New Orleans.